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Young party members and their thoughts on careers

Elin Fjellman and Malena Rosén Sundström has co-authored the article ”Making a (Political) Career: Young Party Members and Career-Related Incentives for Party Membership”. The article has been published in the journal Scandinavian Political Studies.

The study investigates what career-related incentives young and active party members consider when calculating costs and benefits of their party membership. 

The findings demonstrate a “super-dilemma” for the young party members who might consider a political career in that they think it is important to leave the party if it departs from their perceived ideology. Hence, they must keep non-political career options open. At the same time, many of the interviewees express concern that their party membership could negatively affect their non-political career.

More information about the article can be found on Wiley Online Library’s website

Malena Rosén Sundström’s personal page